resolvent

[ri-zol-vuh nt]
noun
  1. something resolvent.
  2. Medicine/Medical. a remedy that causes resolution of a swelling or inflammation.

Origin of resolvent

1670–80; < Latin resolvent- (stem of resolvēns), present participle of resolvere to resolve; see -ent
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British Dictionary definitions for resolvent

resolvent

adjective
  1. serving to dissolve or separate something into its elements; resolving
noun
  1. something that resolves; solvent
  2. a drug or agent able to reduce swelling or inflammation
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resolvent in Medicine

resolvent

[rĭ-zŏlvənt]
adj.
  1. Causing or able to cause separation into constituents; solvent.
n.
  1. A resolvent substance, especially a medicine that reduces inflammation or swelling.
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